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  • Arrest

    The latest posts for Arrest are listed below.
    • Delaware Police Seizures

      A disturbing trend has emerged recently in Delaware of seizing cars and money at the time of a stop and possibly arrest. Police can and do seize these items even though there may not be a clear link between the items seized and the crime that is alleged to have occurred. Typically these seizures will occur concurrently with an arrest of someone selling drugs. While it is possible that the money or ...
    • Delaware Robbery Really?

      Frequent readers of the newspaper in Delaware will notice a shocking amount of robberies at local stores. A robbery in the second degree per Delaware law is essentially a theft with the use or threat of force. So who is using force to rob all of these stores in Delaware? Well honestly, not many people. While a headline with the accompanying felony charge might make good news, it oftens blurs the ...

    DUI

    The latest posts for DUI are listed below.
    • Ocean Pines Police Report Spike in Blood Alcohol Level in DUI Arrests

      Ocean Pines Police have issued a warning to drivers in the area after seeing a noticeable increase in the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of drivers arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). According to OP Police Chief David Massey, of three recent individuals arrested, one registered a BAC two-and-a-half times the legal limit, the second yielded a BAC two-times the legal limit, and the ...
    • More DUI Accidents Means More DUI Checkpoints This Thanksgiving

      Year after year, law enforcement agencies all around the country see a considerable spike in driving under influence ( DUI ) arrests starting around Thanksgiving and ending after New Year’s Day. To coincide with this information, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report that each national holiday sees an increase in car accidents and ...
    • Delaware DUI Civil Hearings

      Many people are not aware after an arrest in Delaware for driving under the influence that there are actually two proceedings that commence, the criminal, as well as a civil proceeding. While the criminal proceeding can result in fines, points on your license, and potentially jail time, the civil proceeding can only cost you your driving privileges. It begins when an arrest is made and the officer ...

    Felony

    The latest posts for Felony are listed below.
    • Delaware Robbery Really?

      Frequent readers of the newspaper in Delaware will notice a shocking amount of robberies at local stores. A robbery in the second degree per Delaware law is essentially a theft with the use or threat of force. So who is using force to rob all of these stores in Delaware? Well honestly, not many people. While a headline with the accompanying felony charge might make good news, it oftens blurs the ...

    Firearm

    The latest posts for Firearm are listed below.
    • Arguing Firearm Possession at the Delaware Supreme Court

      Yesterday I argued the case of State v. Eley at the Delaware Supreme Court . This appeal was the result of a trial that occurred early in 2009. The backstory of this case is essentially that Mr. Eley was residing in an apartment that he rented, and he allowed his girlfriend, cousin, and sister to reside there. His sister lawfully owned a firearm that she kept at the residence. Mr. Eley is ...

    Preliminary Hearing

    The latest posts for Preliminary Hearing are listed below.
    • Delaware Preliminary Hearings in the Court of Common Pleas

      People often ask what is the point of a preliminary hearing? Well, a preliminary hearing occurs after an arrest for a felony or a narcotic drug misdemeanor. These hearings typically occur between 3 and 10 days after the arrest in the court of common pleas. There are two main components of the preliminary hearing process, the main purpose is to ensure that there is probable cause to charge the ...

    Robbery

    The latest posts for Robbery are listed below.
    • Delaware Robbery Really?

      Frequent readers of the newspaper in Delaware will notice a shocking amount of robberies at local stores. A robbery in the second degree per Delaware law is essentially a theft with the use or threat of force. So who is using force to rob all of these stores in Delaware? Well honestly, not many people. While a headline with the accompanying felony charge might make good news, it oftens blurs the ...
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